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William Cole Companies newest hotel, The Josie, up for “World’s Best New Ski Hotel 2019”

Bryan based William Cole Companies latest project, The Josie hotel, is one of three hotels in the running to win “World’s Best New Ski Hotel 2019”, one of the most coveted categories in the prestigious World Ski Awards competition. In partnership with Noble House Hotels and Resorts, the buzzworthy William Cole Companies property is also nominated alongside the country's premiere ski hotels for "Canada's Best Ski Boutique Hotel".

The Josie Hotel - the Kootenay Rockies' newest luxury ski-in, ski-out hotel in Rossland, recently voted Canada’s premiere outdoor town by Explore Magazine, is a real authentic Canadian ski town. The Josie beckons locals and visitors with luxe amenities, personalized service and a coveted location mere steps from RED Mountain Resort: a fellow World Ski Award nominee for "Canada's Best Ski Resort" and one of the top 10 largest ski resorts in North America. Since opening in November 2018, the hotel - situated along the world-renowned Powder Highway - has attracted global interest among ski aficionados seeking a home-away-from-home from which to explore Rossland's alluring mountain experiences. The combination of The Josie, Red Mountain and Rossland is proving to be an irresistible “triple threat” that rivals any other hotel/hill/town combination in the world.

“At our core we strive to create meaningful places and our work creating The Josie speaks to that value”, Spencer Clements, President, William Cole Companies. “Our attention to detail and desire to bring authenticity into the design has created a spectacular hotel that is a wonderful addition to RED Mountain and Rossland.”

The Josie is one of three hotels to be nominated in the World Ski Awards' "World's Best New Ski Hotel" category, and was also named among nine national nominees for "Canada's Best Ski Boutique Hotel". Votes are cast by professionals working within the ski industry, including senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media; as well as by ski tourism consumers.

The World Ski Awards aims to raise the bar within the ski industry by recognizing and rewarding organizations that demonstrate leadership in the field of ski tourism. Each year, hundreds of thousands of travel professionals and skiers from around the world participate by voting for their favorite products, venues and brands. The winners are revealed at the annual World Ski Awards gala, taking place this year in Kitzbühel, Austria, between November 22 and 24.

Fans of The Josie are encouraged to cast their votes on the World Ski Awards website, before the competition deadline on September 27. To vote for The Josie as "World's Best New Ski Hotel", click here. To vote for The Josie as "Canada's Best Ski Boutique Hotel", visit here. To book a stay at The Josie, call 888.251.6155, or visit

About William Cole

William Cole is a boutique, full-service private real estate development company headquartered in Bryan, Texas. Founded in 1996 by Spencer Clements, William Cole focuses on the development, acquisition, marketing, and operation of carefully selected, hospitality-focused real estate including boutique hotels, private golf clubs, wellness facilities and entire master planned communities. From the initial vision through commissioning, William Cole delivers projects of lasting significance to their communities. For more information, visit

About the Josie hotel

Experience the true soul exhilaration of living for today at The Josie hotel (The Josie). The Josie is a boutique ski-in, ski-out hotel located at the base of RED Mountain Resort (RED) in Rossland, British Columbia. With 106 guest rooms and suites, crackling fire pits, a premier spa, fitness facility and ski concierge services; The Josie merges boutique accommodations with authentic Red Mountain adventure and the distinct spirit of Rossland. The destination hotel boasts more than 1,500 square feet of unique venue space and an adjoining terrace, all with stunning vistas of RED and the Rossland range. The Velvet Restaurant and Lounge (The Velvet), The Josie’s full-service dining establishment, serves locally-inspired craft cooking. To meet The Josie, please visit and follow @thejosiehotel.

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Stephanie Clark

Marketing Director

William Cole Companies


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